Al Hambra Palace
The history of Al Hambra is so improbable that hundreds make a pilgrimage each year to witness its glory.
The attested symbol of not only Granada but the entire Andalusia, Al Hambra Palace is a majestic masterpiece. Spain’s Islamic rule left numerous landmarks that dot the land today. Yet, none of them carry the profound memory of the empire like Al Hambra. You will find classical nuances of Islamic art and architecture emboidered in every element of the grand palace. And, once you return to the city of Granada at night, seek for its amber-washed silhouette on the hill. Al Hambra will continue to take your breath away even after you leave.
A fortress, citadel, and palace in itself, Al Hambra is simply resplendent. The top attraction in the complex is the Palacios Nazaries, which reflect its artistic expressions in the best way. The three sections interconnected with unbelievably beautiful courtyards are worlds onto themselves. Check out the Mexuar, the oldest part of the Nasrid palace. From there, make your way to the luminuous Court of Myrtles. With brilliant arcades and a shimmering pool at the center, this courtyard is perfect for memorable photos. The Hall of the Blessing is equally dazzling, providing glimpses into the history of the palace in numerous artistic elements. A day is barely enough to tour Al Hambra, but you will be haunted by its beauty for the rest of your trip in Spain.